WWE 2K14 players will be able to play as Ultimate Warrior if they pre-order the game, publisher Take-Two Interactive announced today with a trailer featuring the digital and real-life versions of the WWE legend.
In the trailer, Ultimate Warrior wreaks havoc at the 2K Sports headquarters in Novato, Calif., in order to let everyone know that fans can pre-order the game to step into his boots. The video ends with some gameplay footage featuring Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage. Last year, THQ's WWE '13 included an Attitude Era mode that brought back WWE's late-'90s heyday; it's possible that WWE 2K14 will go back to the late '80s.
Ultimate Warrior (who also wrestled under the monikers Dingo Warrior and Warrior) debuted in what was then the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1987, and took on stars like Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, "Ravishing" Rick Rude and Honky Tonk Man. He defeated Hogan at WrestleMania VI in 1990 to become the first wrestler to hold the WWF Championship and the Intercontinental Championship simultaneously. Born James Brian Hellwig, he legally changed his name to simply "Warrior" in 1993.
"Immortality is inspiration, pure and simple. An example to others that they, too, can do things larger than the life they are actually living, and Ultimate Warrior was the pure embodiment of this belief, in what has proven to be a very attention-getting and inspiring way," said Warrior in a press release today. "It was my good fortune to be his creator and performer, and I am humbled by all those fans who've not only kept his legacy alive, but deepened it over time."
The most recent video game in which Ultimate Warrior appeared was 2011's WWE All Stars.